I've had to wear a sweatshirt the last two nights - not that I'm complaining, merely commenting that FALL IS AROUND THE CORNER! This hasn't been a normal summer so I can't say I'm sorry to see it move along... this entire year can move along too... from the strange weather patterns to the global pandemic, to the murder hornets and other crazy stuff in the news. 2020 will be a better book than it was to live through.
And speaking of books....
October 1st will see the release of my first new paperback in a few years - and I'm so excited for it!
Ghost in the Machine first released last fall as a short story in a Halloween anthology, so some of you are familiar with the title. I got the rights back and expanded the story to novel length and am SOOOO very excited about the results! The ebook is available for preorder now, and the paperback will be available October 1. If you're a Kindle reader you can preorder for 99 cents HERE.
The story blurb goes like this:
A missing black book that can take down Beacon Hill… and the ghost who holds the answers.
Massachusetts State Trooper Jack MacDonald sees the world in black and white. Good guys versus bad guys. But life isn’t always so simple. When a road crew finds a dead junkie stuffed in a trash bag, Jack’s drawn into a world of shadows where nothing is as simple as it seems. Especially not the dark haired beauty caught up in the middle.
Maggie Nelson lives in those shadows. Her sister might be the infamous Beacon Hill Madam, but Maggie just wants to stay under the radar and finish college. After her sister’s suspicious death, Maggie finds her own life endangered because of a missing ledger filled with names and numbers. It’s the kind of information that can crush dreams and ruin lives. Or get you killed.
Can a man who doesn’t believe in ghosts keep her safe from the shadows closing in on all sides?
I'll post an excerpt soon - and I'm expecting proof copies in the mail any day, so there will be photos of the shiny new toys on my social media soon *squeee*
The other new story coming this fall is part of the Hot Hunks series - and our theme for fall is Everyday Heroes. My hero is Logan MacDonald, younger brother of Jack (the hero in the story above)... and I love the cover art...
His story blurb goes like this:
There are three things everyone knows about Logan MacDonald: he works for his uncle’s construction company, he coaches youth hockey, and he’s the size of a small mountain. What most people don’t realize is that he loves to spend hours in the kitchen cooking and baking, he has a soft spot for small furry creatures, and that behind the sometimes gruff exterior, Logan is actually a giant teddy bear.
Everyone knows Cricket Sorenson manages Chatham’s only organic market… but that’s about it. No one realizes she actually grew up on Cape Cod, or that her family belong to the secretive commune several towns away. She has one year to make a choice: go along with the marriage her parents have arranged, or take vows and embrace the monastic life. Neither option appeals to her nearly as much as the mountain of a man she hires to renovate the store.
When an attempted robbery turns into a hostage situation, Cricket realizes she needs to start living life on her own terms. And that the man who saved her may hold the key to her happiness.
Logan is also available for 99 cents as a Kindle preorder - you can grab it now for auto-download in October - link HERE
And on that note, I'd better get to work writing and editing - lots to do, apparently!
Stay safe and stay healthy - and Happy Reading!